2015

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Business Sector

Saudi Mortgage Law: Anticipated Impact vs. Ground Realties

September 28, 2015

Until the issuance of the Mortgage Law (prior to 2012), the finance sector regu

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Capital Market

Islamic Finance: Areas for Innovation

September 17, 2015

Islamic finance industry has evolve

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Capital Market

GCC Region M&A Activity - Q2 2015

September 14, 2015

At the end of Q2 2015, GCC region witnessed 31 completed M&A deals (Markaz

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Capital Market

GCC WACC - A Toolkit for Corporate Financiers

September 10, 2015

Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) assumes importance in corporate finance

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Economy

Implications of the Iran Nuclear Deal for GCC

September 07, 2015

On July 14, 2015, it was announced that the P5+1 — the United States, the Uni

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Economy

The Two Sides of Shale Oil

September 01, 2015

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Economy

Funding 2.0 for GCC SMEs 2,0

August 27, 2015

Traditionally in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), SMEs have found it di

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Economy

Fuel Price Hike in the UAE

August 10, 2015

In July 2015, the UAE announced that, effective from August 1, 2015, it was mov

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Capital Market

MENA Markets: What Happened in July?

August 06, 2015

The blazing summer heat encouraged the yearly migration of GCC tourists to cool

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Economy

Fast Tracking Reforms in the UAE through Spending Cuts

August 03, 2015

A report released by the UAE central bank towards the end of July 2015 indicate

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Economy

Implications of removing Currency Peg for GCC

July 28, 2015

Should GCC countries have their currencies pegged? What are the implications of removing GCC currency pegs?

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Business Sector

Solar Energy in the GCCSolar Energy in the GCC

July 23, 2015

Drawing out the renewable energies target in Kuwait. Among policy priorities, renewables - solar power assumes prominence

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Innovation using offsetsInnovation using offsets

July 21, 2015

Offsets, in defense and civil trade, are essentially compensations that a procu

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Technology

Sectors with high E-commerce potential

July 15, 2015

Sectors with high E-commerce potential

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Foreign Ownership Laws in the GCC

July 12, 2015

A strategic note that delves into the foreign ownership laws in the GCC

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Potential Investment Opportunities in GCC

July 06, 2015

KEY QUESTION 1: Can you explain the market grow

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Capital Market

Can Riyadh rival Dubai as a financial hub?

July 01, 2015

Dubai is a global business city located in the UAE with a population of 2.1 mil

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Technology

Crowdfunding in the GCC

June 29, 2015

KEY QUESTION 1: What is Crowd funding? How is i

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Technology

Impact of social media on GCC businessesImpact of social media on GCC businesses

June 24, 2015

KEY QUESTION 1: How far have the GCC countries

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Business Sector

Affordable housing in the GCC-Scale of the problem

June 21, 2015

Amongst a handful of regions with bright economic indicators, the GCC is projec

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Telecom Charges in the GCC-Are they too high?

June 17, 2015

What is the structure of the telecom market in

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